Overdrive Extra

Dressing as a Peterbilt for Halloween

| October 31, 2012

A little ingenuity can go a long way.

Staying in the race

| October 30, 2012

When you mention trucks sto somebody outside of this industry, the first image that usually comes to their minds is a “Mack Truck;” a big, primitive, lumbering, decidedly low-tech brute of a machine that lasts for years before finally, falling apart in a noisy cloud of rust and soot. That’s not reality, though, is it?

Truckers’ ghost tales compiled in new book

| October 26, 2012

Annie Wilder, who has written two other true ghost story books – “House of Spirits and Whispers and Spirits Out of Time” solicited the stories from truck drivers and family members of truckers for this collection that was released in late summer.

Truck cab nastiness

| October 26, 2012

Have you seen this “Honey Boo-Boo” TV show everyone’s talking about? My curiosity got the better of me the other night. Although I had a sneaking suspicion what I was in for, I decided to watch ...

Safety and fuel economy at 85 mph

| October 25, 2012

Given the toll, safety worries and the inability or unwillingness of many truckers to drive 85 mph, heavy-duty trucks could be underrepresented on the new part of SH 130.

DEF sales projected to explode in coming years

| October 23, 2012

What's the potential for DEF sales? Nearly 2 billion gallons a year.

Port truckers practice art of the strike

| October 19, 2012

Los Angeles port truckers are quickly becoming proficient in the art of picketing. No, they are not on strike, but have been practicing on an almost weekly basis – just in case.

How to get caught up for the election

| October 18, 2012

The Haul the Vote website provides a great resource for getting registered to vote, seeing who will be on your ballot, and learning about issues inside and outside of trucking.

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Overdrive Extra is a continuing blog on a wide-range of trucking-related topics brought to you by various Overdrive editors.

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